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St. Joe's SmartLab is Cornerstone of STREAM Initiative

St. Joseph's Episcopal School in Boynton Beach, FL created this video to introduce their STREAM initiative (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) to the school community. Enjoy!

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Hands-On Learning at Hart School SmartLab

The SmartLab at Hart School in District 153 (IL) is changing the way students learn. 

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SmartLabs Helping Denver Girls Connect with STEM

SmartLabs play a critical role in Denver Public Schools initiative to connect more girls with STEM education and STEM careers. Learn more in this article from Westword Magazine.

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MidAmerica Industrial Park Provides Funding for Area SmartLabs

MidAmerica Industrial Park (MAIP) in Pryor Oklahoma has joined a growing list of corporate and private foundations providing funding for SmartLabs in their local schools.

MAIP is the largest industrial park in the state of Oklahoma and is home to more than 80 companies - from small manufacturing and service enterprises to global leaders like Google. 

MAIP has committed $1.2 million to fund STEM labs in five local school districts. "Our goal is to create a pipeline of highly trained workers who possess the skills, attitude and characteristics needed by our employers, said Dave Stewart, Chief Administrative Officer for MAIP. 

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Denver Public Schools Celebrates New SmartLabs

We were privileged to participate in this week's ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of three new SmartLabs in Denver Public Schools. 

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Jacket Nation News from Ferris ISD

We were blown away by this video news report created by students at Ferris Independent School District (TX) about their new SmartLab programs. Give it a watch!!!

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Study Finds Scarce Use of Technology for Learning in U.S. Classrooms

A new study released by AdvancEd found that, despite the rapid proliferation of technology tools and digital content, examples of technology being used to enhance student learning are barely evident in American classrooms.

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St. Joe’s Catholic School Featured in Center of Excellence Magazine

Catholic School Center of Excellence magazine’s cover story this month features SmartLab partner school St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Waconia, Minnesota. The article focuses on St. Joe’s innovative C-STEM initiative where student-directed, project-based STEM education is fully-integrated with traditional Catholic values and learning. According to school principal Bruce Richards, “Our mission is to inspire all learners to become the person God intends. We do this by integrating Catholic payers, virtues and service with 21st-century learning”.

Like many of our parochial school partners, St. Joe’s views STEM as critical for Catholic schools to remain educationally vital. We implemented the SmartLab at St. Joe’s one year ago and the St. Joe’s community has responded enthusiastically; enrollment is up for the first time in 10 years and 96% of St. Joe’s parent agreed that C-STEM had enhanced their child’s education.

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AFDC Video

Every summer, the Advanced Facilitator Development Conference is one of the highlights of our year. This new video is great glimpse into this exciting and enriching conference!

 

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Orange Scholar's Academy Video

Thanks to Orange Scholars Academy (NJ) Facilitator Regina Nadbielny for creating and sharing this video about her SmartLab!

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